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Quotes & Testimonials
"While many other A/P review firms have someone on their staff that has some background in sales tax, they simply are not experts in working sales tax audits. We don't want to use anybody but experts who do this type of work 100% of the time. Peisner Johnson is the expert."

Manager, Sales, Use and License Taxes
Fortune 500 Healthcare Company
"Peisner Johnson has helped us recover hundreds of thousands of dollars in tax refunds for our company. Your knowledge of the sales and use tax laws in the various states in which we operate and how those laws apply to our business has benefited us tremendously."

CFO 
Fortune 1000 Company
"I was assured over and over that you wouldn't take time that I didn't have. But I was skeptical. Now that it is over, I must say, I was very pleased and surprised that you kept your word."

Controller
Fortune 1000 Company
"You assumed the entire responsibility for all the work including the recovery of funds. And we hardly knew you were there. A special thanks to you for identifying for our team some additional savings on a go-forward basis. It was a great experience to have such a qualified, informed staff working for and representing our company."

Controller
Fortune 500 Company
"Your hard work and integrity are refreshing in today's environment. Your diligent efforts resulted in the obtaining of $97,000. We will continue to work with you in the future. It will cost us money if we don't."

Controller
Automotive Dealership
"You kept your word. No interruptions. Just, "where's the coffee, the restrooms and the last 12 months of AP files?" And the result: a substantial amount of money refunded to us."

Tax Manager
Weatherford Enterra
"The sales and use tax review you did for our company reaped huge benefits. Peisner Johnson handled the entire process from the research of our records to the collection of funds. Then you came back and gave our entire staff a training seminar in which you used OUR vendor files as teaching tools. Never has a training session been so applicable, to the point, and had so much impact." 

Tax Manager
Vesuvius USA
Audit Case Studies
The Situation:
A building systems manufacturer was audited by the state and faced a considerable liability.

The PJCo Result:
The end result was not only a complete dismissal of the liability, along with the associated penalty and interest, but also a significant refund due to the efforts of Peisner Johnson. Then, a subsequent review captured another considerable refund for the client in another area.

Quote:
"We appreciate your expertise and the professional manner in which you represented our company with the State and our vendors."
The Situation:
A large healthcare corporation was inundated with sales tax audits in multiple states. They wanted a third party to help them work their audits to completion without adding headcount.

The PJCo Result:
Saved them a staggering $7 Million on one sales tax audit and turned a $2.9 Million audit assessment into a refund of over $500,000.

Quote:
"While many other  firms have someone on their staff that has some background in sales tax, they simply are not experts in working sales tax audits. We don't want to use anybody but experts who do this type of work 100% of the time. Peisner Johnson is the expert."
The Situation:
A division of one of the largest telecommunications companies in the U.S. faced a state tax audit assessment of over $5 Million in tax, penalty and interest. Their internal tax department had worked the audit down substantially, but had run out of time and people to look for any more reductions.

The PJCo Result:
In a limited amount of time - two weeks - were able to locate and gather the necessary information and documentation to support findings that resulted in a $2.1 Million reduction.

Quote:
"Two weeks of having you involved meant an extra 40% reduction. Wow!"
The Situation:
A medium-sized manufacturer of camera's and related production equipment was assessed nearly $200,000 by the state of Texas.

The PJCo Result:
A Redetermination & Statement of Grounds was filed because there was some question as to the way the specific law was interpreted. After a binder of certificates was presented to the auditor, the entire assessment was wiped out.

Quote:
"It's still hard to believe. From a $177,566 audit assessment to the auditor deciding to amend the audit to no tax due."
"Our company was exposed to a state sales tax audit that left us facing a considerable liability. The end effect was not only a dismissal of the liability, along with the associated penalty and interest, but our company realized a significant refund due to the efforts of Peisner Johnson. Then you performed a historical review wherein you captured another considerable refund for us. We appreciate your expertise and the professional manner in which you represented our company with the State and our vendors."

Controller
NCI Building Systems
Restaurant Audit

When conducting an audit review for a restaurant, we carefully reviewed their sales and taxable purchases. Everything seemed to be in order. The audit looked spotless. It didn't seem any refunds were available, until we started brainstorming. We were able to determine that because restaurants take components of food and assemble them, prepare them, or in this case manufacture them, the state's manufacturing exemptions applied to this company. Now instead of walking away with nothing, we were able to exempt over $1 Million in taxable capital equipment used in manufacturing (cooking) their product. This exemption was applicable in only a few states, but the client was thrilled.
Compliance Case Studies
The Situation:
A Large Advertising Company was spending 80 hours a month with considerable mistakes and headaches compiling, collating, and manually filling out numerous state and local tax returns. As a result a lot of projects were falling behind.

The PJCo Result:
With Peisner's proprietary system the headaches were relieved and mistakes eliminated. Eighty hours of manpower is now used more productively on other strategic tax functions and returns are processed perfectly and punctually every month at a tremendous savings.

Quote:
"Too much time on such necessary but mundane tasks impaired our ability to complete needed tax planning and other accounting needs. Peisner Johnson provided the workable solution that relieved us from the headache of dealing with all the returns, mistakes and questions, not to mention the savings. Impressive technology and people."
The Situation:
A Communications Company was so busy that getting the state and local sales tax returns done each month was almost always left to the last minute and seemingly always-required Herculean efforts. They were swamped with a myriad of issues, sales tax being only one of them. Because of a lack of urgency and understanding, many mistakes and late filings resulted in missed deadlines, which meant costly penalties.

The PJCo Result:
We were able to take the data and produce completed returns in all local and state jurisdictions on time with no mistakes. With our software and our expertise we used their system to extract data efficiently so that returns could be prepared perfectly every month with no missed deadlines. Peisner eliminated all penalties & interest and taxes were now paid on time.

Quote:
"If not for you we could not have done it. Peisner Johnson took care of this tremendous burden and provided an excellent solution. Peisner  went one step further and coordinated our efforts for a smooth streamlined system for gathering the necessary data that provided us with a greater understanding of our business."
The Situation:
A golf course management company was growing and adding locations faster than they could keep up with.

The PJCo Result:
When Peisner took over the filing of state and local sales tax returns, we handled all the problems and correspondence from all the jurisdictions, which was a daily occurrence. Peisner Johnson fixed the problems by providing returns on time, which eliminated all problem correspondence, penalties, and interest.

Quote:
"While other companies tried, they couldn't get a handle on our systems and problems. Our accountants were swamped and couldn't get the returns done on time. Thanks Peisner Johnson."
Training Testimonial: Surgical Firm
"Not only has your firm worked to obtain sales tax refunds that were identified, you also helped to improve our process by providing an excellent training seminar to assist our employees in making better decisions regarding the sales and use tax we pay."
Training Testimonial: Aluminum Extruder
"Giving our entire staff a training seminar in which you used OUR vendor files as teaching tools created a great result. Never has a training session been so applicable, to the point, and had so much impact."
Training Testimonial: Convention Organizer
"We especially appreciate the sales and use tax education you have imparted to our accounting staff. It makes us more aware of and able to defend ourselves from continued tax overpayments."
Training Testimonial: Healthcare Corporation
"There are very few firms that have the multi-state expertise that your firm has shown. This makes the sales tax training seminars you've done for us even more impactful. And the sophisticated database you developed for us to use in tracking audits has worked great."
Nexus Case Studies
The Situation:
A Retail Company was just beginning business and growing fast. Sales reps, outlets, contracts, trade shows, and construction projects are just a few things the company was doing. They were not sure what constituted a presence in another state.

The PJCo Result:
After reviewing the facts of the business, state registrations were completed and voluntary disclosures were prepared. The company is now in compliance with the many states' registration requirements and is well positioned for future expansion and growth.

Quote:
"We were heading down a precarious path. We knew we had to get a handle on these issues, but it seemed like an insurmountable obstacle. Peisner Johnson with their knowledge and understanding of state and local tax laws really saved us. Peisner Johnson filed appropriate documentation with the states and with the Voluntary Disclosures negotiated and saved us a lot of money and time and potentially serious situations with the states. We will continue to use them on all our state and local sales tax questions and issues.

"The alarming thing is when you just don't know and you have no knowledge of what to ask or where to turn. Peisner Johnson is the firm with all the answers. Thanks for your help in our registration and answering our questions. We are now confident of our growth in the future knowing how to proceed".
Refund Case Studies
The Situation:
One of the largest Trade Show Specific Contractors in the U.S. wanted to review their payments to the states in which they did business. They had one major concern: "Don't take up any of the time of our limited accounting department."

The PJCo Solution:
Staying almost unseen resulted in the identification and recovery of over $300,000.

Quote:
"The audit was conducted with very little effort on the part of our accounting personnel and the fees were more than fair. Especially considering the fact that without your efforts, those recoveries would not have happened."
The Situation:
A Multi-State Grocery Store Chain was concerned that they may be making overpayments on exempt items.

The PJCo Solution:
A quick review identified and obtained agreement from the states resulting in over $80,000 worth of refunds.

Quote:
"By taking the time to work through our vendors and engineers, you determined the scope of our refunds and helped us prepare to receive go-forward benefits"
The Situation:
A Manufacturer of Ceramic Refractors wanted to make sure they were being taxed fairly by each of 9 different states they were doing business in.

The PJCo Solution:
A thorough review created a windfall in excess of $80,000. Due to the magnitude of the refunds, the State reviewed the information processed. The refund stood as claimed.

Quote:
"The sales and use tax review you did for our company reaped huge benefits. Peisner Johnson handled the entire process from the research of our records to the collection of funds."
The Situation:
A Provider of Wireless Communications services had PJCo review some of their tax practices.

The PJCo Solution:
Found many charges that qualified as exempt purchases resulting in refunds in excess of $1,025,000.

Quote:
"We're amazed by the issue you found and the fact that it went in our favor. But most exciting are the continued additional refunds you are acquiring for us."
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